Road Crime

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Re: Road Crime

Postby seanrichardryan » August 15th, 2014, 7:41 am

I don't think lighting would have made the driver any less inebriated.
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Re: Road Crime

Postby MNdible » August 15th, 2014, 9:22 am

Um, did you read the article? Clearly a drunk driver, and apparently it appeared deliberate.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby twincitizen » August 15th, 2014, 9:36 am

I guess I should have been even more clear. I wasn't commenting on this particular incident at all. The location of it simply reminded me of something I've long been meaning to bring up. Drive that stretch at night. It is surprisingly dark for a major road. That is all.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby grant1simons2 » August 21st, 2014, 12:47 pm

Sad but this is the high price you pay

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 53911.html

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Re: Road Crime

Postby seanrichardryan » August 26th, 2014, 7:08 am

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Road Crime

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mattaudio » September 23rd, 2014, 8:49 am

3 injured in shooting at 33rd & Hiawatha MotoMart
http://www.startribune.com/local/276433491.html

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Re: Road Crime

Postby David Greene » September 23rd, 2014, 10:34 am

mattaudio wrote:3 injured in shooting at 33rd & Hiawatha MotoMart
http://www.startribune.com/local/276433491.html
Dang, I used to stop there quite a bit when we officed down in Mendota Heights before the Hiawatha Line opened.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Anondson » September 30th, 2014, 9:47 pm

Truck driver didn't appreciate being reminded the state law requires he give cyclists 3-feet buffer. He grabbed the arm of cyclist and drove off at high speed dragging cyclist.

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/277682861.html

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Re: Road Crime

Postby seanrichardryan » October 7th, 2014, 12:49 am

SUV slams into bustop killing innocent transit user.
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Re: Road Crime

Postby UrsusUrbanicus » October 7th, 2014, 11:43 am

That's an interesting way to frame it. I suppose if the victim had been hit while walking down the street toward her parked car, the incident would somehow have been less tragic?

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Re: Road Crime

Postby MNdible » October 7th, 2014, 12:46 pm

Shouldn't this be cross-posted in transit crime since it involved a bus stop?

(Sorry for the gallows humor.)

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mplsjaromir » October 7th, 2014, 1:17 pm

^^^ Blame the victim mentality.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby UrsusUrbanicus » October 7th, 2014, 6:24 pm

I said absolutely nothing in blame of the victim. The crash was an absolute tragedy, and like everyone else, I hope the driver is brought to justice. My objection was directed at phrasing that seemed to make this individual's tragedy into an issue of transit users (collectively) versus drivers (collectively) -- rather than what it is, the consequence of an individual driver's reprehensible conduct with his car.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby acs » October 7th, 2014, 7:15 pm

UrsusUrbanicus wrote:I said absolutely nothing in blame of the victim. The crash was an absolute tragedy, and like everyone else, I hope the driver is brought to justice. My objection was directed at phrasing that seemed to make this individual's tragedy into an issue of transit users (collectively) versus drivers (collectively) -- rather than what it is, the consequence of an individual driver's reprehensible conduct with his car.
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 58911.html

As of now the driver has been released without being charged. Yay.

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mattaudio » October 15th, 2014, 10:11 am

Driver runs over man at Brooklyn Center bus stop, accused of attempted murder
http://www.startribune.com/local/west/279297012.html

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Re: Road Crime

Postby Anondson » October 17th, 2014, 10:29 am

Looked a bit for a better thread, but a cyclist was arrested for biking with infant in a baby carrier, choked unconscious twice, and child confiscated by CPS and not given to mother. Cyclist suing. Hard to see how this was in any way not excessive by the cop.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/1 ... y-carrier/

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Re: Road Crime

Postby seanrichardryan » October 20th, 2014, 8:04 am

Is it just me or is this 'vehicle as weapon' on a streak lately?

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/279772512.html

On a related note, Amy Senser is out of the clink.
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Re: Road Crime

Postby web » October 22nd, 2014, 10:18 pm

wow it seemed like she just went in......time flies when everyone is having fun

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Re: Road Crime

Postby mattaudio » November 26th, 2014, 1:09 pm

I don't know what's more pathetic, the MPD's report on this or the comments by the public saying it's okay to run people over.
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 73831.html


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